Hi All! So I’ve recently discovered this beautiful little Duruflé piece. However, I can ‘t seem to track down the score anyway. I did some research. Stream Duruflé: Chant donné by öder from desktop or your mobile device. Some time ago I landed on this site in the midst of a discussion of “the most beautiful organ pieces.” Durufle’s little known “Chant Donne.

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Members of the Jewish platoon concentrated on the north tower, by which access was obtained to the organ tribune. For a realistic picture of these lesser choirs, I have referred to Joris-Karl Huysmans’s acerbic descriptions of them, which he served up in his book En Routean account of his conversion to Roman Catholicism.

Maurice Duruflé

Sorry to jump on the band-wagon. The world of choral music is also featured in this biography, for two principal reasons. Best regards Nick Posted by Nick Bland on His father was an architect, and one of his brothers studied architecture and worked in the building trade.

He thus presented a picturesque image over the years, with his hat, his black leather briefcase stitched with fine beige thread in his hand, and his pants legs held up with the clips customary at the time, shuffling his bike through the entrance hallway to the courtyard, at the foot of the monument to the dead.

With her formidable technique she was able to play with “that remarkable ‘internal flame’ so well known by her audiences. Some considered him an always worried, pathological perfectionist.


They were rushed to a hospital in Valence for emergency surgery, but it was not equipped to treat them adequately. His overall purpose was to develop in his pupils an aesthetic of the beautiful, and was not limited by preparations for the year-end competitions.

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Any chance that you might make the scanned copy available to others. As late ashe acknowledged, “I have never forgotten anything that I learned from my cherished Master, Charles Tournemire. He told Lilian Murtagh so in Most of his acquaintances saw duryfle pessimistic streak in him.

The love-hate relationship between church dutufle state in France is quite unlike that of any other country. Posted by Simon Biazeck on He was an exacting perfectionist whose high standards exceeded his perceived grasp.

And for that we must acknowledge the influence of this choir and others like it. She taught his private chany pupils before they advanced to study with him. He carried it out himself in a very free manner. Singing the Gregorian odne ordinaries and propers, and choral mass settings by Beethoven and the modern French masters, brought him a kind of intense joy that remained with him throughout his adulthood, even if good choirs in Paris were dutufle short supply.

Reviewers have described it as softly luminous, sumptuous, suffused with a tender radiance, of a noble and restrained eloquence and a sweet and serene light, a work of scrupulous craft and exquisite sensibility, having beautiful unity and real grandeur.

Perhaps not too surprising – the Durufle Association only lists it as part of a album.

Chant donné (Hommage à Jean Gallon)

This email address is being protected from spambots. Louviers, Rouen, and Paris. His performing career was ended by an automobile accident in May that cbant him virtually bed ridden until his death cone The French organist has therefore felt torn by a divided allegiance: His works, which, due to his crippling self-criticism, number only 14, are based on Gregorian chant.


The first is that several choral societies in Paris, and one particularly renowned church choir, played a seminal role in the revival of early music in the first decades of the twentieth century, a role that has been sorely underestimated for how it advanced modern music.

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AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. I’ve been trying to trace this for a while dne I was going to try Blackwells but see no point now. The war had ended by then, and a new French government had replaced the Vichy regime. But they are germane to his multifaceted biography, as I shall here explain, giving brief attention to each.

That the refined choral mastery and idiomatic vocal writing evident in the Requiem should issue from the pen of a composer with no professional vocal or choral experience as an adult, in a city known for its poor choirs, only raises our regard cnant the accomplishment that the Requiem represents. On Saturday, August 26,the day after the liberation of Paris, well over a million people lined the parade route from the Arc de Triomphe to Notre-Dame Cathedral.